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Carola Stark


Carola Stark advises clients in the areas of compliance, corporate governance and general corporate law. Her expertise includes the implementation and auditing of compliance management systems, inter alia in the context of compliance monitorships, as well as strategic and organizational compliance advice.

In addition, Carola Stark has special experience in other corporate/business law matters, in particular in the area of directors’ and officers’ liability (D&O), and represents her clients both in court and before regulatory authorities.

Languages: German, English and French


  • Law studies at the Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität of Mainz and the Université de Nantes (France)
  • 2011 Master of German and foreign law (Magister iuris)
  • 2012 Admission to the bar
  • 2020 Specialist lawyer for commercial and corporate law
  • 2012-2015 Lawyer at the international corporate law firm Linklaters (Frankfurt), Dispute Resolution Division
  • 2015-2021 Lawyer at the corporate law firm ARNECKE SIBETH DABELSTEIN (Frankfurt), Corporate/Finance/M&A Division
  • Since 2021 Counsel at Pohlmann & Company




  • Die Wiederentdeckung von Clawbacks als Teil nachhaltiger Unternehmensführung, in: ESGZ 6 (2023), 40–43 (together with Nicole Willms)
  • Compliance-Management als Sorgfalts- und Leitungspflicht der GmbH-Geschäftsführung. Zum Urteil des OLG Nürnberg vom 30.03.2022 – 12 U 1520/19, in: GmbH-Geschäftsführung 2023, 72–78 (together with Nicole Willms)
  • DCGK-Novelle 2022 – Die Rolle des Aufsichtsrats im Transformationsprozess, in: Der Aufsichtsrat 07-08/2022, 104–106 (together with Nicole Willms)
  • Effektive Aufsichtsratsarbeit im Zeitalter zunehmender Compliance-Regularien, in: Der Aufsichtsrat 10/2021, 142-144 (together with Nicole Willms)
  • Risk & Compliance Management in Germany 2021 (Update 2023), in: Lexology

Blog Posts


Selected Mandates
  • Executive member of the U.S. Independent Compliance Monitor Team (for the Department of Justice and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission) at a Swedish listed, multinational networking and telecommunications company
  • Legal review and assistance in the implementation of a group-wide compliance/risk management system (including internal controls) at a global DAX-40 company
  • Advising the former CFO of the subsidiary of an international telecommunication group on the defense of corporate liability claims following a cyber attack (CEO Fraud)
  • Comprehensive advice to an internationally active, family-run group on the establishment and further development of a central compliance management system
  • Legal representation of a wind farm operator in the enforcement of conversion rights from participation certificates
  • Legal representation of various stock corporations and GmbH & Co. KGaA in disputes under corporate law (defense against actions for defective resolutions, release proceedings pursuant to § 246a AktG)
  • Advising listed and non-listed stock corporations on physical and virtual general and creditors’ meetings